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Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Karen Snyder and I've been a crafter for about as long as I can remember. I am a stay-at-home-Mama of two beautiful children with a husband who makes my dreams possible.

This blog is about all sorts of crafting. I am a paper-crafter from early days, a jewelry-maker with an unending obsession for chain maille. I make chain maille purses, many of which will be chronicled in this blog as their future owners await their completion. I love metalsmithing. I am an indifferent beader and don't get me anywhere near seed beads... they scatter, screaming to get away from me. I love to try new things, have a short attention span so if its a long-term project... I'm probably not doing it LOL.

If you have questions, ask. If you have tips, share. Same with suggestions - share! I want this to be a great forum for people to brainstorm and problem-solve with a good attitude. Crabby Apples need not respond, this is a feel-good kind of blog :)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Who Wants to Win These?


Okay, so who would like to win a pair of these Copper Wrapped With Love earrings? This is one of my exclusive designs - the hearts are hand-formed, then wrapped with fine-gauge copper wire and a tiny copper bead is suspended from the middle. Then some basic chain maille at the top to connect them to the ear wires and you've got a fun, goes-with-everything earring! They are preserved with Renaissance Wax once tumbled so that they will stay nice and shiny.


So you say you'd like to win them? GREAT! All you have to do is leave a comment here and tell me:  What are you doing with your Sunday (or Monday for some)? I'm doing laundry and finishing up a few orders today, hoping that they all go as planned so that I can work on some new ideas! 

35 comments:

  1. I am catching up on e-mail messages, making phone calls to family to see how their week was, and just kind of enjoying the beautiful day :) Not lazy, but not very productive either :) Love your designs, as you already know!

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  2. I am relaxing this weekend with my kids. My birthday was yesterday so I am not doing anything except vacuming the house. I have to make a couple of back pillows for some friends Monday and get them sent out. Thank you

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  3. I am going to eat lunch with some of the family. We do it every Sunday! Later going to go out and work on the airplane some. Love these earrings! :)

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  4. I am heading to work as usual!

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  5. Laundry, stack of papers, and writing a letter to the Grandparents is my to-do list for today.

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  6. I am thrilled to enter! I am try to get rid if things in my future studio space and then give rides to family who's car is in for repairs. :-)

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  7. Yesterday I cleaned. Today I am taking my computer to my boyfriend's (after he finally wakes up) and we are going to work magic so I can play my new computer game(hehe). I transferred the data I need saved to my second hard drive last night. I just hope I don't lose anything I needed on accident!

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  8. making spanish bean soup for dinner. on the computer while it finishes simmering!

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  9. Um, I'm doing dishes, editing a dissertation, maybe grading papers, and I'm going to make a bracelet later. :)

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  10. I am doing as little as possible. Laundry making dinner some cleaning

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  11. First day back at work after 2 weeks off :-/

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  12. Laundry, calls, email and house cleaning!
    Love the heart earrings!
    mszigg

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  13. Busy weekend but have time to tell you how lovely these earrings are!! L

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  14. I have mainly been slobbing out this Sunday (which is very almost over!) but I managed to drag myself up from the sofa and do a tiny bit of sewing which is a ruffle nappy cover to match a dress I've made that I'm donating to a charity raffle.

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  15. diana frields lomutiApril 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    worked for a few hours, then made homemade pizza and calzones. Right now, I am going to enjoy a nice hot bubble bath, change into comfy jammies, grab a glass of wine and watch my shows on TV. Thank you for doing this giveaway, the earrings look awesome!

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  16. I spent my Sunday in bed sleeping because I was on a night shift last night and am on a night shift tonight. I can think of far better ways to spend the day - Like creating.

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  17. Helps to read all the instructions....Tomorrow is Monday and I am going to fit in a little creativity, take a few pics if the sun is shining in the am the fly off to work until the kids get home from school!!!

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  18. I took my kids to the track and let them run wild!

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  19. Relaxing with the family, trying some new recipes and getting ready to watch Army Wives!! :)

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  20. I'm doing laundry, cleaning up my glass table, picking up the house so I can find the floor and did a wkend's sink full of glasses. :)

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    1. Trendell you are the winner! Thank you so much for participating! Please email me at KSnyder169@aol.com with your mailing address and I'll get these made and shipped out ASAP! Congratulations!

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  21. celebrating my brother's birthday with dinner & cake!

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  22. I'm trying to finish my Social Problems final project and study for my two exams on Tuesday.

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  23. This is Ashley on Leo's account because my Facebook account isn't working! I went to a meeting with my new boss today and came home to take care of Leevi and cook dinner for Leo, Nick, and I while my parents went to the Jazz festival :)

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  24. I am doing laundry and cleaning the house since my parents will be I town on Thursday. Nicole ndarbe@comcast.net

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  25. My Sunday was a get up early with a supper happy little boy to watch his favorite morning cartoons. Did a small grocery shopping for the basics; milk, bread, etc. Then spent the rest of the day watching the backyardigans, over and over again, and helping put together a Thomas the Train puzzle. The life of a single mommy. Wouldn't trade it for anything. :) From Anne-Louise on Facebook.

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  26. I am getting pretty toes and doing laundry.

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  27. I just moved so I am unpacking.

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  28. Its been a beautiful Sunday, been out playing today.
    Yayy thanks for leaving it up longer.
    Love the copper!

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  29. Lazy morning, then off to lunch with hubby and family visits. Needed the down time!

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  30. Deena Martin BaileyApril 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Shampooing carpet. Oh so fun!!

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  31. I've spent most the day talking and chatting with my boyfriend who lives in the UK. Super long distance and costly...but he is worth it. Other than that, I've spent the rest of my day relaxing and enjoying the weather.

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  32. Love these! Just got home from spending it with my parents for the day and had a baked ham for dinner. SO YUMMY!

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  33. ***COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED*** Winner coming right up!

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